Multiple Intelligences
What HAPPY Reading Has for Me

We are all different, but we are all learners. Sometimes, when a learner is struggling, it’s less a matter of ability (or inability) and more a matter of finding how that person learns best. We’d be thrilled to help you consider and explore how best to meet the needs of those in your charge.

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Monthly Articles
Most of our monthly features relate to different, sometimes innovative approaches to literacy learning. One, in particular, is specifically about nurturing readers by carefully considering multiple intelligences. Close reading here might provide some answers where none have appeared before.

Of the monthly articles, you may be especially interested in:

Literacy for All Kinds of Intelligence
This regular feature examines ways literacy is supported creatively to appeal to different types of learners.

Book-Inspired Art
This regular feature illustrates how literacy can connect in meaningful ways with the arts.

Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

This regular feature showcases ways educators engage learners with diverse literacy activities that speak to many interests and learning styles.

The umbrella headings are the same each month, but the articles change. Here’s what you’ll find currently, including place of origin for each story.

School-Wide Reading
Current Article-If You Build It Up, They Will Read (Connecticut)
Surrogate Librarian
Current Article-Book Ambassador (Colombia, South America)
Book-Inspired Art
Current Article-The Snowball Effect (Michigan)
Books As Bridges
Current Article-Blanketed in Kindness (Florida and Louisiana)
Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
Current Article-A Dramatic Difference (North Carolina)
Book-Inspired Community Service
Current Article-Love and Sandwiches (Georgia)
Literacy for All Kinds of Intelligence
Current Article-Naturally Smart (Florida)

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All current articles are available for all visitors. Archived items are available for registered members only.


Celebrity Interview

Often, those among us who are gifted as athletes or artists learn differently from the mainstream. Understanding their stories is one way to respect learning differences and to nurture all the learners in our care with exactly what they need to succeed. Currently Featured- LeVar Burton

Adult Learner Profile
Sometimes, adults resume their learning process later in life because the earlier path was less than smooth. Learning from their experience, we prepare ourselves to assist the learners who look to us today.
Currently Featured-George Dawson of Texas

Featured Author or Illustrator
Get to know the authors and illustrators who entertain and educate us with the immense talents. Plan author study around the current artist of honor and appreciate their contributions to the world of literacy. Inspire the writer, artist, and learner inside your children or students with the stories of the storytellers.
Currently Featured-Sarah Weeks
Not only is she a prolific writer; she’s also an avid reader’s theater producer and performer!

Featured Parent
Are your learners also parents? Do they still have young children or do they have children who have moved out into the world? Parents of young and grown children share their challenges and joys here, and undoubtedly, some of these stories will resonate with your learners.
Currently Featured- Dr. Michele Cooley-Strickland of California

Featured Educator
Watch this area for exemplary educators, including those who teach adults. Note their philosophies and their methods and decide if they might provide some modeling for what more you can do with your own students.
Currently Featured- Brad Shonk of Mississippi

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Profiles can be read by all visitors to HAPPY Reading while they are still current. After that time, they archive and you must be a registered member to enjoy the full text of each profile.

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Members only Archive
When articles, profiles and other features archive, registered members retain access to complete text.

HAPPY52 Tips
Members receive weekly delivery of Reading Raves and Reminders in their e-mail to help keep teaching practices sharp and student skill sharper. Some of these tips relate to multiple intelligences.

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